Dermatology Community
Dry skin on palms
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Dry skin on palms

Starting this winter, I've developed very dry skin on my palms. When my palms are dry, you can't tell, but once I go in the shower, thats when it gets bad. It makes my hands feel and look more wrinkled than usual. Then after the shower, my pals look dry for a little before going back to it hardly being there. This is the first time it's ever happened to me and I have naturally clamy hands. Any suggestions on how to get rid of it? The skin doesn't hurt and it doesn't crack or bleed. It's just really dry skin.
Related Discussions
563773_tn?1374250139
Hello,
The various causes of peeling hands are contact dermatitis, contact with harsh detergents, soaps and lotions that contain perfume, cold, dry air, eczema or fungal infections.
Use fresh water instead of soap and you can apply some calamine lotion as it will help in soothing the skin. For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid.

Symptoms can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin. During the day, hydrate and protect hands with a protective and moisturizing cream. At night, repair them with creams formulated from glycolic acid—a must for improving skin texture and tone. If still the symptoms do not improve then please get a clinical examination done by a dermatologist. Fungal infections and eczema have to be ruled out then.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dermatology Answerers
995833_tn?1375604252
Blank
maatson
Other
757137_tn?1347200053
Blank
allmymarbles
NJ
1096512_tn?1384893378
Blank
vedadhar
Hyderabad, India